We support groups that speak out and litigate on behalf of communities who face discrimination—at work, on the street, in access to health care and other public services, or before the law.
Democracy in Puerto Rico
The Right Way to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico
Three years after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, aid has been slow, and the recovery has been halting. To help the island rebuild, policymakers need to recognize Puerto Ricans’ right to decide their future for themselves.
How the U.S. Government Is Trying to Unmake Americans
Under the Trump administration, the U.S. government has been waging an attack against naturalized citizens who live near the southern border. Here are their stories—and how they’re resisting this assault on the American dream.
Racial Justice Matters
Open Society’s History Fighting for Racial Justice in the United States
For decades, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations have invested in racial equity and the movement to dismantle systemic forms of discrimination—from the drug war to segregated schools and housing to securing the right to vote.
Busting Silos and Building Solidarity
Too often, communities under threat struggle in isolation. The Solidarity Summits were created to give diverse racial justice advocates a shared history and a common cause.
The Uncounted Victims of the War on Drugs
It’s time for policymakers, civil society, and the public at large to have a serious conversation about the racialization of antidrug policy. Getting reliable data is a crucial first step.
A New Puerto Rico
“We’re More, and We’re Not Afraid”
It’s been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. In the time since, historic protests have forced a hated governor from office—inaugurating a new era of reform and political mobilization.
Bogotá’s “Never Nobodies”
In a perpetual cycle of violence in a neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia, hundreds of street dwellers have been murdered over the last decade, their deaths often going uninvestigated. The state refers to them as the “never nobodies.”
THE FUTURE OF JUSTICE
Open Society President Patrick Gaspard on the Meaning of Citizenship
While accepting an award from the NAACP, Open Society’s Patrick Gaspard urged the next generation of activists to renew the promise of citizenship and never give up the struggle for true equality and justice.